A-Journey-Of-The-Exiled-Sephardics

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The descendants of Jews are referred as Sephardim who left Spain And Portugal. When we talk about the term Sephardim, it basically comes from the Hebrew word for Spain. The large Sephardic communities were founded in the following places:

 

  • London
  • Venice
  • Leghorn
  • Bordeaux
  • Bayonne
  • Hamburg

 

Sephardic Culture

Most of these immigrants spoke the two languages: Portuguese as well as the Spanish. And, there were many others who preferred to adapt mainstream Western European culture. In the 18th century, the Sephardic Jews started discriminating non-Sephardic Jews, living in the following cities:

 

  • London
  • Amsterdam

 

Arab World

On the contrary, when we talk about the Sephardic communities in the Arab world, they were more receptive to modernity than the Ashkenazi in Europe. In the North Africa, one movement named as Zionist became so popular among Sephardic Jews.

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